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Life with bowel cancer

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What did you do today?

I'm not sure what other folk are like, but I still have some days when I feel completely 'whacked' from the moment I get up, and others where I manage to achieve quite a lot (by my standards). I try and do something everyday though even if it's just a walk.

Today wasn't a great day in that I felt really tired when I got up and spent the early part of the morning surfing, but then went on to bake some oatcakes, and started gardening before the rain drove me back inside - divided up the pots of mint we have with the idea of making a lot more fresh tea this summer.
Managed to make the tea and light the fire in time for my wife coming in, but I'm now exhausted and am slumped in a chair with my last cup of herb tea before bed

What did you manage to do today?

Jani

Took Fred to dog agility over weekend, such great fun. He won three rosettes. Here he is in all his glory hopping over a HUGE jump (well he IS only 9" tall)

Jani

Mind you, look how high he gets!

Pitstop

Oh @Jani, Fred is just GORGEOUS!! He really looks like he's enjoying himself!! What breed is he, his coat is beautiful?! 😊 xxx

Jani

@Pitstop promise not to laugh?

We had his dna tested ..... on his daddies side he is westie / papilion cross (we knew that) - his mummy looked like a yorkie cross terrier of some sort (we met both parents, aunt [so like a yorkie] and siblings) - erm
on maternal side he is predominantly Norwegian elkhound and Chesapeake bay retriever ?!! (It was tested three times and came back the same)

so - he is westie x papilion with a smidgeon of yorkie thrown in we are sure. The rest just has to be fun factor right? or nature having a laugh and putting out a 9" Elkhound. He was tri colour when we got him, a real copper with black and white bits. He faded. tongue

Pitstop

Haha, he's a real mixture then! Soooooo cute!! xxx

Bob

Looks as though he enjoy's it @Jani, bet it was a fun day. Bob x

El Ivan

Flying Fred! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

Jani

@El Ivan it's all in the ear action

angepange

@Jani I love him!! xx

Jani

@Bob myrtle, our Westie was like ... can we get this over soon? Or is there at least an ice cream in it for me? We met an adorable 15 yr old westie called Biddy whilst there, so wobbly on her back legs but with a determined stride ... a bit like a drunk. I know where the first half of me is going, now to get the rest to follow.
@angepange he has an adorable character too, chats in grumblespeak ... even between jumps.

DuKi

Weehee! We used to do agility BK (before kids), now we have GGs try to do the equine version instead πŸ˜„ Fred is such a cool name too! 🐾

Michele

A great morning spent with the lovely ladies from ''Look Good Feel Better" and the best goody bag ever. I hope this uploads

Pitstop

Glad you had a great time @Michele, they give you some lovely stuff don't they πŸ˜€ xxx

Michele

@Pitstop, I was amazed. The ladies were lovely and really helpful. I don't normally wear a lot of make-up. A bit of lippy and some mascara but we all put the whole lot on, it was great fun. The regional co-ordinator, Sara Pankhurst told us to tell everyone that ''Look Good Feel Better'' is run all over the country and to please go onto www.lgfb.co.uk and look for courses available in your local area. I know some of you have done the course but I really recommend going, it really lifts the spirits xx You can look on Facebook too, Look Good Feel Better UK.

Pitstop

@Michele, I've already been to the LGFB session, it was FAB!! The Big C at my local hospital also lets you have 6 reflexology or massage session, I've done that too!! ive really been looked after at the Big C, it's a local charity and the centre at the hospital is amazing πŸ˜€ xxx

springer michelle

My nurse specialist was getting me some therapies but as yet I've heard nothing. Needed them about 3-4weeks ago. Told her last week I've heard nothing...she said shed get onto it! Still nothing. Really need this before my op to relax me. x

mem

Oooh my type of goody bag @Michele 😊glad you had a lovely morning xx

Karenfrances

@Michele I got all the same stuff as you when I went about a month ago and couldn't believe it either! I also highly recommend it!!

Michele

They mentioned that there are lots of other things on offer too @Pitstop Might have to have a look into that.I like the idea of reflexology or a massage session. @springer michelle you can book directly for these if you go onto their website xx

Pitstop

I would really recommend the reflexology @Michele, I'm never relaxed these days but for those 1/2hr sessions - complete relaxation!! Definitely worth a go! πŸ‘πŸ˜€ xxx